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The Copenhagen Fellowship

Overview

The Humanity in Action journey begins with a month-long Fellowship

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The 2022 Copenhagen Fellowship consists of three parts:

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  1. The International Opening Program | June 6 – 8, 2022 (virtual)
    We will join the entire international 2022 Human in Action cohort of est. 125 Fellows to discuss online community building, relevant human rights issues and courses for civil engagement (expect full day or evening program).
  2. The National Fellowship | June 10 – 30, 2022 (in-person in Copenhagen)
    Est. 25 Fellows from a range of different countries will discuss issues relating to the Unity of the Realm and Human Rights past, present and future challenges (expect full day program).
  3. The International Action Project Lab Series | September – May (virtual)
    Once a month, all est. 125 international Fellows will come together again virtually in these online sessions designed to help Fellows implement their Action Projects, to continue collaborative learning, and to keep in touch with the community (these meetings, except the first on September 11, will not exceed 2 hours).

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2022 Copenhagen Fellowship

Recent Fellowship Speakers

Our speakers, trainers and panelists come from a wide range of professions and backgrounds. They love to share their perspectives with you.

June 6 – 30, 2022 | in-person Fellowship*

THE UNITY OF THE REALM AND HUMAN RIGHTS

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Placing Denmark's realities in the historical events of the flight and rescue of the Danish Jews in October 1943

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The Copenhagen Fellowship centers around a pivotal example of civil society acting in defense of human rights: the flight and rescue of Danish Jews during World War II. Today, Denmark is still seen as a paragon of the successful progressive society: a beacon of wealth, happiness, and equality. The Copenhagen Fellowship investigates these narratives to reveal more complicated truths.

In 2022 – the third year in a row – the Fellowship explores the special theme: Unity of the Realm and Human Rights. Copenhagen Fellows will dig into Denmark’s displacement of its own colonial history; its complicated historical control over Greenland and the Faroe Islands; geopolitical interests – such as the US’, Russia’s and China’s – in the Arctic and its consequences for the people of the North Atlantic, and Greenlandic and Faroese perspectives on past, present and futire challenges. During our three weeks in Copenhagen, Fellows will also investigate contemporary Human Rights issues in Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, and meet with a wide range of experts from academia and journalism, over politics to activism.

*Due to COVID-19, we reserve the right to modify or cancel the program for reasons beyond our control.

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Get a glimpse of the 2019 Copenhagen Fellowship

In October 1943, the Danish Jews escaped to safety in Sweden with the help of Danish civil society. This historical event is the starting point for the Copenhagen Fellowship program. From there, the Fellowship examines human and minority rights as well as the forces of social cohesion and coercion. At the same time, the program investigates how societies have and can better resist the discrimination and subjugation of its minorities.

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After the three weeks in Copenhagen, our Fellows are tasked with developing impactful Action Projects within the next 11 months in their own communities.

For the eleven months following their time in Copenhagen, Fellows work on their Action Project: an independent venture focused on promoting democratic values in their own communities. Action Projects are as diverse as Humanity in Action Fellows. Fellows apply their new knowledge and perspectives to the communities they impact—in whatever format they find meaningful. Past Action projects have been documentaries, arts festivals, and new organizations that serve a public good. Planning for the Action Project begins during the study portion of the Fellowship, through workshops and collaborative discussion.

Our Fellowship Supporters in 2022

We thank our supporters and partners, host families, Senior Fellows and friends of Humanity in Action. These contributions help to prepare outstanding students for a lifelong commitment to civic responsibility and the promotion of human rights.

Become a Fellow

Every year, new Humanity in Action Fellows come together in six cities across Europe and the United States to study how and why people confront intolerance and protect democratic values.

01 Year duration

06 Locations

135 Fellows per year